Roadhouse Inns is a family business. We are a local family who live and work in the Derwentside area of Northwest Durham. Our goal is to provide a warm & friendly environment with a strong focus on customer experience. We strive to provide excellent service, quality beverages, with freshly prepared and homestyle cooked food.
Our story began a number of years ago when we noticed that there were quite a few local Pubs closing down, and that most of the other pubs looked like they were about to go out of business. Most local venues were run down and the quality of the drinks and food were poor, facilities were still in the dark ages, service levels were nearly non existent, or a combination of these factors.
After some discussions we decided to have a go and see if we could do better. We formed our company Roadhouse Inns, and in late July 2010 we purchased our first "Project" The Travellers Rest located on the outskirts of Consett town centre.
The "Trav's" had been closed & boarded up for some time, and was in a very poor state of repair. It took us approx 12 months, some long hard hours, a substantial amount of our money and a whole load of blood sweat and tears, however we eventually opened in Aug 2011. We reclaimed most of the materials, and reused them, we purchased other reclaimed materials to keep the building in character. The building's original stone wall on buddle street side of the building, is the only part of the project that was not rebuilt, everything else was demolished and rebuilt by ourselves. All of our customers agree the transformation is amazing.